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The Capitol Building, 236 West 26th Street, #601

Listing no longer available on CityRealty as of May 11, 2018
It previously was on the market for a total of 659 days.
6 apartments are currently available in this building.

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Key Details

  • Listed Oct 30, 2017
    Days on Market 659
    Building Type Cooperative
    Neighborhood Chelsea
  • Monthly Maintenance $1,650

Description


Chelsea Old School Work/Live 1800 sf loft
Flooded with light from its 42 ft wall of windows

Calling all artists, painters, filmmakers, fashionistas and photographers who want an original Work/Live loft from the 1970s. The loft is stunning with an expansive 42sf open living room and 11 1/2 foot beamed ceilings. But the most striking feature as one enters the loft is the 42 ft. wall of windows spanning the south and west side of the loft, flooding the loft with light.

Located in the well-known Capital Building, the building's earlier provenance was as a furriers building and many of those original details remain in this loft: polished concrete floors, lot line windows that tilt with the original hardware, and the large entry way door. But don't worry, the kitchen and bath are from the 21st century and very well done. Good news about the maintenance too, its $1 a foot and that's about half what other lofts monthly charges cost per square foot.

Owned by a chef, food stylist, and cookbook author, the loft has been featured in the design mag, Elle Decor. The loft had been a cooking school in one of its reincarnations and looks like it. The kitchen runs along the whole north side of the loft, about 22 feet.

The appliances and overall look is industrial chic: there's a 30-inch stainless steel Wolf stove, B and B Italia kitchen cabinets, a 36-inch Subzero fridge, a large farmhouse stainless kitchen sink, tons of counter space and a Carrara marble counter. The backsplash is tile and there's an enormous 12-foot island which is a vintage 19th century oak drafting table.

While it's a one bedroom, there are distinct areas in the loft tastefully separated by white floor to ceilings built-ins that also create a lot of interior storage, an area for a home office while dividing the living room and bedroom.

Its versatile layout easily allows for a 2nd bedroom to be carved out and not take away from the scale of the living room. The master bedroom is oversized measuring 18 ft. x 23 ft., with a row of windows running the expanse of the room. The storage is plentiful and there's 15-foot-long walk in closet running the length of the bedroom.

There's additional basement storage available too.

The present bath is double the size of most baths, allowing for a separate free standing 6-foot oval tub and a separate walk in shower. The walls are tiled with white tile and the shower has an exposed Barber Wilson English shower fixture and a French belle epoch porcelain 32 inch pedestal sink with beautiful ceramic legs.

A second bathroom is an easy addition to the space as there are closets adjacent to this bath that could be easily converted. Outside the bath, there's a closet with a washer drier.

While 236 West 26th Street is a co-op building, attention CONDO buyers: it's a flexible co-op which permits sublets, live/work, is pet friendly.

The lobby is renovated with all of the original 1920s brass detail and terrazzo floors. There are 25 units, 10 floors, 3 elevator banks, a beautifully furnished roof deck with Empire State views, video intercom security and a fob controlled elevator. Basement storage is available and the building has a flip tax.

The building is conveniently located near Whole Foods, Trader Joe's and Fairway. In addition to this, Chelsea is home to some of the top restaurants, galleries, shopping and entertainment options. Also nearby are many subway lines.

The entrance for the C train is just literally 50 FEET from the front door at 26th and 8th Avenue.

Price: $2.250MM

Maint: $1650

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Apartment Amenities

  • Washer/Dryer in apt.
  • Balcony
  • Garden

About The Capitol Building, 236 West 26th Street

68

The Capitol Building, 236 West 26th Street has received a CityRealty Rating of 68, based on:

 
Architecture

Anything above 30 is remarkable, from 20-29 is distinguished and from 11-19 is average, while below 11 is below average.

 
Location

Anything above 27 is remarkable, from 18-26 is distinguished and from 9-17 is average, while below 9 is below average.

 
Features

Anything above 22 is remarkable, from 16-21 is distinguished and from 9-15 is average, while below 9 is below average.

Rating Summary

19
Out of 44
+
23
Out of 36
+
17
Out of 39
+
9
=
68
Out of 119
 

Architecture Rating: Points Breakdown

Exterior:
Distinguished 6 out of 8 points
Retail Quality:
Attractive 4 out of 5 points
Canopy Entrance:
No Canopy 1 out of 3 points
Alterations:
Well Done 1 out of 2 points
Plaza Or Atrium:
None 0 out of 3 points
Contextual Design:
Yes and Good 2 out of 3 points
Skyline:
Exists 1 out of 2 points
Local Visibility:
Highly Visible 2 out of 2 points
Watertank:
Attractively Enclosed 2 out of 2 points
Airconditioners:
Allowed and Present 0 out of 2 points
Free Standing:
No 0 out of 2 points
Gargoyles:
None 0 out of 2 points
Garden:
None 0 out of 2 points
Fenestration:
No Consistency 0 out of 1 points
Landmark:
No 0 out of 2 points
Unity:
Unrelated Base 0 out of 1 points
Illumination:
None 0 out of 1 points
Water Element:
None 0 out of 1 points

Location Rating: Points Breakdown

Street Ambience:
Attractive / Pleasant 3 out of 5 points
Distance To Neighborhood Center:
Less than 10 blocks 5 out of 5 points
Views:
Open 2 out of 4 points
Neighborhood Ambience:
Attractive 2 out of 3 points
Traffic Noise:
Considerable 1 out of 3 points
Protected Views:
Only Top Floors 1 out of 2 points
Distance To Subway:
Less than 3 Short Blocks 2 out of 2 points
Firedepartment Noise:
No Noise 2 out of 2 points
Distance To Supermarket:
Less than 3 Short Blocks 2 out of 2 points
Distance To Park:
More than 6 Short Blocks 0 out of 2 points
Distance To Water:
More than 6 Short Blocks 0 out of 2 points
Shopping:
5 or less Short Blocks 2 out of 2 points
Schools:
Some Noise 0 out of 1 points
Noise From Nightlife:
None 1 out of 1 points

Features Rating: Points Breakdown

Lobby:
Quite Stylish 3 out of 5 points
Units Per Floor:
2 4 out of 5 points
Ceiling:
11-14 Feet 3 out of 4 points
Balconies:
Some 1 out of 3 points
Health Club:
None 0 out of 2 points
Private Gardens:
None 0 out of 2 points
Storage Rooms:
None 0 out of 2 points
Bay Windows:
Some 1 out of 1 points
Fireplaces:
None 0 out of 1 points
Door Person:
None 0 out of 1 points
Concierge:
None 0 out of 1 points
Elevator Person:
None 0 out of 1 points
Recreational Roof:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Driveway:
None 0 out of 1 points
Maids Room:
None 0 out of 1 points
Catering:
None 0 out of 1 points
Garage:
None 0 out of 1 points
Mixed Use:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Non Rectilinear Form:
No 0 out of 1 points
Unusual Layouts:
Some 1 out of 1 points
Prewar:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Other Amenities:
Some 1 out of 2 points
  • Co-op
  • Built in 1925
  • 25 Apartments
  • 12 Floors

Building Amenities

  • Pre War
  • Basement Storage
  • Roof Deck
  • Video Intercom
  • Elevator
  • Bike Room
  • Live-In Superintendent

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